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Barry Schneider (screenplay)
Irwin Yablans (story)
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21 December 1979 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Linda Blair ... Terry Barkley

Jim Bray ... Bobby James

Beverly Garland ... Lillian Barkley

Roger Perry ... Roger Barkley

James Van Patten ... Hoppy (as Jimmy Van Patten)

Kimberly Beck ... Lana

Sean McClory ... Jammer Delany

Mark Goddard ... Thatcher

Albert Insinnia ... Gordo

Stoney Jackson ... Phones
M.G. Kelly ... D.J.
Christopher S. Nelson ... Franklin (as Chris Nelson)
Patrick Wright ... Sgt. Danner
Dorothy Meyer ... Ada
Shelley Golden ... Mrs. Potter
Bill Ross ... Nick
Carey Fox ... Sonny

Nina Axelrod ... Bobby's Friend
Rick Sciacca ... 'Complete Control' Conway
Fran Altman ... Featured Skater
Ron Bass ... Featured Skater
Brad Bettencourt ... Featured Skater
Don Bonacci ... Featured Skater
Cindy Bradley ... Featured Skater
Nancy Brown ... Featured Skater
Bob Butler ... Featured Skater
Horace Butler ... Featured Skater
Lonny Carbajal ... Featured Skater (as Lonnie Carbajal)
Danny Carlson ... Featured Skater
Nancy Carol ... Featured Skater
Forrest Chadwick ... Featured Skater
Cathy Crawford ... Featured Skater
Eddie Cruse ... Featured Skater
Brad Dunton ... Featured Skater
Cassandra Escue ... Featured Skater
Derald Gaines ... Featured Skater
Mark Gardner ... Fetured Skater
Howard Goldman ... Featured Skater
Anthony Graham ... Featured Skater
Sandy Gray ... Featured Skater
Lewis Deputy Green ... Featured Skater (as Lewis 'Deputy' Green)
Barbara Guedel ... Featured Skater
Myrian Harmon ... Featured Skater
Greg Harris ... Featured Skater
Ry Hay ... Featured Skater
Richard Heifetz ... Featured Skater
Dovie Jenkins ... Featured Skater
Czarina Jones ... Featured Skater
Valeri Kendall ... Featured Skater
Michael Kirpatrick ... Featured Skater
Kelly Kulak ... Featured Skater

Laurene Landon ... Featured Skater (as Laureen Landon)
Julie Laven ... Featured Skater
C.C. Mayo ... Featured Skater
Pumpkin Mayo ... Featured Skater
Kathy Mishkin ... Featured Skater
Keith Moser ... Featured Skater
Jeff Osser ... Featured Skater
Barbara Otelsberg ... Featured Skater
Rita Preston ... Featured Skater
Kim Redway ... Featured Skater
Belson Sanchez ... Featured Skater
Dennis Sanders ... Featured Skater
Sheri Schell ... Featured Skater
Denise Schreyer ... Featured Skater
Kim Schreyer ... Featured Skater
Alan Scott ... Featured Skater
Darrel Sickel ... Featured Skater
Leesa Siegel ... Featured Skater
Claude Smith ... Featured Skater
Larry Thompson ... Featured Skater
Lynn Tyner ... Featured Skater
Joe Valenti ... Featured Skater
Ellis Vernon ... Featured Skater
Ronnie Vines ... Featured Skater
Rick J. Wagner ... Featured Skater
Paul Wortheimer ... Featured Skater
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Romeo Carey ... Skate Boy (uncredited)
Carrington Garland ... (uncredited)

Lynn Herring ... Featured Skater (uncredited)

Helaine Lembeck ... Chiquie (uncredited)

Directed by
Mark L. Lester 
Writing credits
Barry Schneider (screenplay)

Irwin Yablans (story)

Produced by
Bruce Cohn Curtis .... producer
Joseph Wolf .... associate producer
Irwin Yablans .... executive producer
Original Music by
Bob Esty 
Craig Safan 
Cinematography by
Dean Cundey (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Byron 'Buzz' Brandt 
Edilberto Cruz 
M. Edward Salier  (as Edward Salier)
Casting by
Ann Bell 
Judi Jones 
Art Direction by
Keith Michl 
Makeup Department
Dino Ganziano .... makeup assistant
Gigi Williams .... hair stylist
Gigi Williams .... makeup artist
Production Management
Don Behrns .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dan Allingham .... first assistant director
Rick Wallace .... second assistant director (as Richard C. Wallace)
Art Department
Kathy Curtis-Cahill .... props (as Kathy Cahill)
Linda Pearl .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Don J. Bassman .... re-recording mixer (as Don Bassman)
Chris Carpenter .... re-recording mixer
Anna R. Delanzo .... boom operator (as Anna Delanzo)
Joel Fein .... re-recording mixer
Anthony Santa Croce .... sound mixer
Visual Effects by
Hal Miles .... visual effects motion control supervisor (uncredited)
Fred Blood .... stunt skater
Jerry Bregman .... stunt skater
Tom Dilts .... stunt skater
Michelle Gerard .... stunt skater
Mark Gnoho .... stunt skater
Duke Rennie .... stunt skater
Ticia Stucklen .... stunt skater
Camera and Electrical Department
Ben Batzdorff .... electrician (as Ben Batzdorf)
Ben Batzdorff .... grip (as Ben Batzdorf)
Ray Bilger .... electrician (as Raymond Bilger)
Ray Bilger .... grip (as Raymond Bilger)
Rick Blair .... third assistant camera (as Richard Blair)
Clyde E. Bryan .... first assistant camera (as Clyde Bryan)
Stephen Crawford .... electrician
Stephen Crawford .... grip
Mark Shane Davis .... gaffer (as Mark Davis)
Tim Doughten .... electrician (as Tim Doughton)
Tim Doughten .... grip (as Tim Doughton)
Robert Harmon .... still photographer
Steve Mathis .... best boy gaffer
David Michels .... best boy grip (as David Michaels)
Krishna Rao .... second assistant camera (as Kris Rao)
Dylan Shephard .... key grip (as Dylan Shepard)
Raymond Stella .... camera operator
Michael E. Little .... second unit: first assistant camera (uncredited)
Daniel Pearl .... additional photographer (uncredited)
Daniel Pearl .... roller skating camera operator (uncredited)
Andrew D. Schwartz .... still photographer (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Linda M. Bass .... associate wardrobe (as Linda Bass)
Jack Buehler .... wardrobe designer
Urbana Villafane .... associate wardrobe
Editorial Department
Howard Kunin .... supervising editor
Ricardo Landeros .... assistant film editor
Phill Norman .... montage
David Ornstein .... assistant film editor
Florent Retz .... assistant film editor
Jeff Chaves .... colorist (digital color correction) (uncredited)
Music Department
Michael Brooks .... original songs by
Larry Emerine .... music co-producer
Larry Emerine .... music remixer
Bob Esty .... original songs by
Douglas M. Lackey .... music editor (as Douglas Lackey)
Stephen Marcussen .... additional engineering
Mavis .... original songs by (as Michele Aller)
Darryl Peck .... music coordinator
Craig Safan .... music adaptor
David Winters .... stager: musical numbers
Other crew
Ken Aichele .... production assistant
Barry Bernardi .... production coordinator
Jim Charleston .... production associate
Laurie Cohn .... script supervisor
Bill Goodson .... assistant choreographer
Barbara Guedel .... technical advisor/skate instructor: Linda Blair
Potch Halligan .... flute instructor
Harry Haskell .... production assistant
Ry Hay .... skate coordinator
Steve McMillian .... production associate (as Steve McMillan)
Jamie McMonigle .... production assistant
Elliot Nachbar .... production assistant
Robin R. Oliver .... production assistant (as Robin Oliver)
Amy Rabins .... production accountant
Sean Reiner .... production assistant
Tom Rolapp .... production assistant
Jeanie Rosenberg .... script supervisor
Jonathan Schwartz .... production assistant
Jose Velez .... production assistant
Harry Walton .... insert photography (uncredited)
David Winters .... choreographer (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Germany:103 min | USA:103 min
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:PG | Finland:K-8 | Iceland:L | Netherlands:AL (orginal rating) | Sweden:7 | USA:PG (certificate #25914) | West Germany:6

Did You Know?

In the final scene with Terry and Bobby, you can see the sign for a bookstore. Small World Books is an independent bookstore that is still operating today at the same location on Venice Beach.See more »
Factual errors: Bobby keeps talking about going to the Olympics. Roller skating is not an Olympic sport.See more »
Terry Barkley:[to the breast-grabbing Franklin] I swear, you've got more hands than a poker game!See more »
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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
the "godfather" of roller boogie movies, 3 July 2008
Author: windypoplar from United States

"roller Boogie" is an absolute time capsule. It features Linda Blair at her ultimate cutest and a full bevy of roller skating teens. Undoubtedly this is the best roller boogie movie ever made! Which isn't saying much, but still its enjoyable fluff from start to finish, and considering its run time of over two hours, it never gets dull.

Terry barkley is a talented musician who'd rather skate at the local hot spot than get into Julliard! Wow, there s plot to root for. Her father, played by Roger Perry of "Facts of Life" fame, is not thrilled. Doesn't matter, Terry's heart is in her skates. But watch out, there are bad guys, rotten land-developers who want the roller rink for themselves! And they'll do anything to get it! Can Terry and Bobby save the day and win the big roller contest? DAre we hope? OK, you won't be on pins and needles, the plot in this flick is telegraphed so a two year old could get it.

Like I said, though, Roller Boogie is a time piece. If you want to see life in southern California in the late 70's this is it. I actually felt sorry for some of the guys and gals cause those outfits were really skin-tight! Linda looks great though. Jimmy Bray doesn't make an impression and that does hurt the film, but just enjoy the silly music, the stunts, some of which are righteous and the cheesy plot and your'e bound to have a good time. Note the extreme sports preview when Terry and Bobby are on the run and cross a pipeline! The party scene is also classic and was ripped off a dozen times after this.

Roller boogie has it all, pathos, passion, pepperoni! Hey, you can't take this too seriously, just enjoy and let your'e brain freeze.

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